Archbishops to get State burials – Museveni

Archbishop Kizito Lwanga has died. Courtesy photo.

Kampala – 6, April 2021: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tuesday mourned fallen Kampala Archdiocese Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at Kololo independence ground in Kampala.

Gen. Museveni was flanked by his wife Janet Kataha Museveni and other government officials.

On Monday, ICT & NG Minister Judith Nabakooba said government had decided Tuesday as a mourning day for the fallen prelate.

Ms Nabakooba  said president Museveni would lead the country in mourning him.

On Tuesday, Mr Museveni gave reasons for granting Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga a state burial, and identified those who will benefit from the same arrangement if death occurs.

“I ordered for this official mourning of our brother Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga because he was an Archbishop – we don’t have many of those – only four Catholic church Archbishops in North, East, West and here (Kampala),” he said.

The Church leaders (only if you are an Archbishop) are national leaders who will get this same arrangement.

Mr Museveni also said Dr Lwanga made a serious contribution to this country while he lived, adding that Catholic church is one of the big institutions.

The president said not only political leaders will be honoured by government.

On Monday, postmortem report of the deceased indicated he died of ischemia, an illness that causes blood clot and blockage in the arteries.

He was found dead inside his room on Saturday, a day after speaking strongly against injustices, human rights violations during Way of the Cross service at Namirembe Diocese.

He will be laid to rest on Thursday at Lubaga Catholic church.

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